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Old Town Chania home for sale.Reference No : #04-1135
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania :: Municipality of Chania
Category : Houses / Villas

Old Town Chania home for sale. Only a short walk from the Venetian Port of Chania, a fully renovated stone house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, of a total of 78m², spread in 3 levels, offering exquisite views of the prestigious Old Town and the beautiful sea, while the romantic atmosphere of the city is spread out all over. An ideal investment opportunity to become one’s home or even be used for a tourist rental business.
 
Upon entrance to this thought out house, you are led to the open plan area which comprises the gorgeous sitting area as well as romantic the dining area, and the capacious kitchen, armed with an air conditioning unit.

A beautiful space where the decor allows the romantic atmosphere to flow around the space, and that along with the atmosphere of the Old Town and the Venetian Port, only boosts the feeling of a different era.

From there a staircase of 11 steps shows you the way to the first floor, where a spacious room also air conditioned is located, and is inviting you to go in, to relax and unwind, and that floor is also equipped with a bathroom fitted with a bathtub.

A second wooden staircase of 13 steps this time, leads you to the second floor where the second bedroom also air conditioned, that provides you access to a balcony of 7m², offering you majestic views of the crystal blue sea and the glorious Old Town.

Let us not forget though the perfect location of this property, since its distance from the very center is only 200m giving you access to all the amenities of the city, along with the Beach of Koum Kapi which is only 200m away, and once used to be the Grant Gate of the city that used to be surrounded with walls, and which provides you with a great variety or coffee shops and restaurants as well as the nightlife, that lays along the Venetian Port of Chania, which is one of the most popular hangout spots for all the different ages of people. And all that, literally in walking distance from this house!



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The harbour comes into its own at night, when the lights from bars and restaurants reflect in the water and the animated crowds - locals as much as tourists - parade in a ritualistic volta of apparently perpetual motion.

There are stalls set up on the waterside, and buskers serenading the passers-by.

Walk straight on from Platia Sindrivani, and you chance upon the curious, domed profile of the Mosque of the Janissaries.

Built in 1645, the year Hania fell to the Turks and thus the oldest Ottoman building on the island, it has been well restored - apart from the jarring concrete dome - and was used to house the EOT office until further repairs meant they had to move to less-convenient Kriari street.

The buildings on the height above the mosque occupy the site of Kastelli the oldest part of me city.

Favoured from earliest times for its defensive qualities, this little hill takes its name from a fortress which originally dated from the Byzantine era.

Later it was the centre of me Venetian and of the Turkish towns, but very little survived a heavy bombardment during World War II.

Walking up Kanevaro street from the harbour square you'll pass various remains, including - at the corner of Lithinon - the fenced-off site where a Minoan house is being excavated.

Further up Lithinon, towards the top of the rise, are various Venetian doorways and inscriptions and, at the end of the street, a fine old arch-way. On me next corner, with Kandanoleon, is a larger area of excavation identified simply as "Minoan Kydonia".

Neither of these digs is open to the public, though you can see a fair amount through me fence. Swedish archeologists excavating here have traced (he outline of a building engulfed by a violent fire about 1450BC, similar to mat which destroyed Knossos.

It was later rebuilt and. given its proximity to the mainland, may wen have been me focus of Mycenaean power on the island. Among pottery finds here were some dating back to the Neolithic era, but the greatest prize uncovered was an archive of clay tablets bearing Minoan Linear A script , the first to be found so far west in Crete.

Back at the bottom of the hill me waterfront curis round to the right along Akti Tombazi, into the inner harbour, where pleasure boats, private yachts and small fishing vessels are moored. Much ot it, including file sixteenth-century.Venetian arsenals and various traces of the ancient defensive bastions, has recently been refurbished, and in the evenings this is now a fashionable part of town.

Just on the corner past the Mosque of the Janissaries is the local handicraft cooperative (Mon-Sat 9.30am-10.30pm), with a permanent exhibition of goods for sale, though not everything is of particularly high qualify. In the line of old buildings facing the water beyond this, by the port police, are a couple of dancing bars.

Beyond all this are the Venetian arsenals, a cluster of restaurants and bars, and the modem Porto Veneziana hotel From here you can follow the sea wall round as far as the minaret-style lighthouse, where there's a bar and an excellent view back over the city.

In the other direction from Platia Sindrivani is the outer harbour, with its broad promenade fronted by pavement restaurants and bars.

The hefty bastion at me far end houses Crete's Naval Museum (Tues-Sun 10am-2pm), which is of Uttle interest unless you're heavily into naval warfare or seashells (one small room is full of them) - It consists mainly of poorly labelled models and pictures of ships, diagrams of naval battles, and assorted memorabilia going back to the times of Classical Greek triremes.

Go through the main gate, however, into the compound of what is apparently a small naval garrison (open museum hours, but no need to pay me admission fee) and you can climb onto the seaward fortifications of the Firkas, as this part of the city defences is known.

Here the modem Greek flag was first raised on Crete - in 1913 - and there are more fine views.Carrying on round the outside of the Firkas, which has been well restored, you can peer through loopholes at the great vaulted chambers within.

On the far side is the Hotel Xenia, itself raised up on part of the fortifications, and beyond this you can cut inland alongside the best-preserved stretch of the city walls.


Price (Euros) 185000
Build area (m²) 78
Sea View yes
Number of bedrooms 2
Baths 1
Air Condition yes
Electricity yes
Water yes
Distance to airport, km 15
Distance to beach, km 0.2
Town Distance, km 0.2
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